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For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell
ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) -- The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday....
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Wild Walk gives NY museum visitors treetop view of forest
TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) -- While most boardwalks skirt beaches or traverse bogs and marshlands, a new wooden walkway in the Adirondacks takes nature lovers on a tour of the treetops to let them experience the forest from the perspective of the birds and beasts that live there....
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Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, `Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him....
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Some Hamptons villages seek limits on new construction
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Mansions are as synonymous with the Hamptons as cocktail parties, manicured lawns and white sandy beaches....
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To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy....
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Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's recalls some products
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs....
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Spectators brave tight security for NYC fireworks show
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people braved tight security along New York City's East River to watch the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display....
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Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party
NEW YORK (AP) -- Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party....
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